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Old 07-22-2007, 06:36 PM
 
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Virginia...

If you have NY (NYC), PA (Philly), Jersey (Newark/Camden) plates you will be pulled over. I-95 is a major drug/gun smuggling route to those cities I just mentioned.

Even if you are a cop they will be *******s to you.
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Old 07-23-2007, 01:00 AM
 
Location: Findlay, OH
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Ohio is definitely worth mentioning here. I drive on I-75 constantly, and it's not a question of if the staties are gunning, it's where they're gunning.

I can remember coming home one evening (doing the typical 70 mph) when a van breezed by me at 80-85 mph. Not more than thirty seconds passed when I saw trooper lights turn on and the van pulled over. The license plate was blue with white lettering, which made me chuckle. Oh, when will they ever learn.

On rare occasions, they'll jam up this 42 mile stretch of road with multiple patrol cars. The most I saw in one night was eleven. They must've had a tip about a drug run or something.
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Old 07-23-2007, 01:53 AM
 
Location: Live in VA, Work in MD, Play in DC
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Virginia traffic enforcement is what I have always thought of when a state becomes well off and has no overbearing crime problem (at least compared to most states).

They have so many unmarked patrol cars in every type it's disgusting. Watch out when they come out with unmarked minivans.
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Old 07-23-2007, 02:19 AM
 
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I would agree with Ohio. Be careful on I-75 between Cincinnati and Dayton. Sometimes they have more than one posted there.
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Old 07-23-2007, 06:55 AM
 
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Missouri is pretty unforgiving as far as highway patrols go. They are all over the place. I was charged somewhere between $200-$400 for going 15 over.They sometimes patrol as many as two cars within five miles of each other. Missouri and its fellow Midwestern states mentioned by vader generally are not very patrol-friendly places, as Vader has pretty much said. The Missouri State Highway Patrols know how to camouflage themselves as well as snakes to strike their prey. It seems like all of the Midwestern states essentially are just dying to sic their cops on anyone.
Ajf131, I had a "heart-in-the-throat" moment late one night as I headed West on I-44 in SW Missouri. As I topped a low hill, I suddenly found myself facing headlights coming right at me on a get-off ramp to the service road!!! I had NOWHERE to go since there was another truck to my left. As I passed the ramp I saw a sheriff's car parked there on the on ramp. Scared the livin' daylights outta me...
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Old 07-23-2007, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I don't have much experience other than in Ohio and Pennsylvania, but I've been able to sweet-talk more Ohio state cops out of a speeding ticket than I have Pennsylvania state cops.

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The last time I saw an Ohio driver do 10 over was
Where do you think I learned to drive with a leadfoot? I even passed a Michigan driver once. Still aiming to pass an Ontario driver. A girl's gotta have goals.
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:19 AM
 
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Virginia seems to be very strict. It's amazing that when you enter Virginia from I-81 or I-77 all the cars that were going 80+ suddenly are going 65. Of course, not everyone gets the message. Without fail, after driving just a few minutes in Virginia, someone is pulled over.

Ohio is strict too. I drove from Wheeling, WV to Columbus and I saw quite a few patrol cars on I-70. Everyone was going the speed limit, but traffic seemed to bunch together, in both lanes, which creates an unsafe situation. It seemed like everyone was in such fear to exceed the limit by 1 mph.

I'm not saying they shouldn't enforce the speed limit, but they need to look for aggressive drivers more, like the ones out there who are tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic, etc.
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Old 08-24-2007, 03:03 AM
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Ohio gives out the second highest number of traffic tickets in the United States. By far more than any other US State except for California, but not that many less than California.

However, California holds 20% of the US Population. So per capita, Ohio is very aggressive from a statistical point of view.
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Throw in another vote for Ohio. The troopers there do their best to live up to the stereotype of the State Trooper as Jerk who will pull you over for the tiniest little infraction and then bark in your face about it as if you were a career criminal.
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Old 08-24-2007, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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Ohio. I don't mean it in a good way either. Police brutality in Cincinnati is just another aspect of it. Ohio has some very corrupt police too. Not just in the cities. A rural PD busted up a house with a SWAT team and shot a kid* and laughed about it as they walked away. With the father standing there looking over his sons dead body. They came out of the house without enough drugs to even charge someone for distributing. Shotgun to his chest. To top it off the officer responsible was not found in any wrong doing and was protected by other officers and local legislature.
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